Officially Engaged, Betrothed, Affianced

Fiance and I are engaged!  We are betrothed!  We are affianced!  He is my fiance and I am his fiance!  I am so deliriously happy!  I haven’t stopped smiling for three days!  My face literally hurts a little bit from all the smiling!  He even managed to surprise me!!!!!! And that’s despite my determination to plan our anniversary and the rest of the week… Fiance, my wonderful and sneaky fiance surprised me!

Tuesday I worked my 11 1/2 hour shift at work.  Then I met Fiance-then-Boyfriend at our new apartment complex to fill out the application to hold our new apartment.  Then we had a lovely dinner at Olive Garden (to celebrate the apartment).  We went home and played a couple games and I was really tired.  Fiance-the-Boyfriend encouraged me to take a cat/power nap, so I did.  I woke up around 8:20pm and we drove all the way out to his retail store 45 minutes away where I purchased a cooperative game as his anniversary gift.  We got delicious smoothies and headed home.  He offered to take me to the movies but I wanted to head home so I would be rested for our anniversary the next day.  We got home and played more fun games.  Then we decided to get ready for bed by watching some TV.  Finally around 1:30am I decided it was time for sleep.  I was in the kitchen getting my usual glass of water.  I was filling up the water filter pitcher and chatting with Fiance-then-Boyfriend when he asked me if we needed a new filter.  I turned and checked it and when I turned back to tell him-he was down on one knee with the ring!!!!!!

“Will you marry me?” He asked.

“Yes!” I joyously replied and his eyes sparked more then the ring and he smiled his special smile that’s just for me.

Then he said, “It was on a night very much like tonight that I first fell in love with you.  It was on another night like tonight when I realized I wanted to spend the rest of my life with you.  I’m so happy that we will have a lifetime of nights like this one to share together…”

and I teared up and we hugged and he put the ring on me and it fit!  Then we called my parents a while later (yes we did, even though we’d been together for 5 years and they knew it was coming!) and left them messages.  We finally went to bed at some point later.  We are so thrilled to be engaged! ❤

The next morning was the 1st and our anniversary.  We went and had breakfast together and then got a money order for our new apartment.  Then we went to the park to feed the ducks together and call all our family and friends and share the news with them!  The weather was beautiful and perfect and we strolled around laughing together.  Later that night we went out for dinner at PF Changs and the waiter took our picture (Author’s Note: which we later used as our engagement photo on our Save the Dates.)